Clariant plans expanding Clear Lake ethoxylation site in Pasadena, Texas, US

Clariant to expand ethoxylation site in Texas, US

11:36 AM, 4th December 2013
Clariant Clear Lake ethoxylation site expansion
Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, Clariant.

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will expand its ethoxylation site at Clear Lake in Pasadena, Texas, US. The expansion includes new reactors and additional storage facilities, bringing the overall ethoxylation capacity to more than 125 000 metric tonne from 95 thousand metric tonne at present.

Products manufactured include high molecular weight polyethylene glycols (PEGs), alcohol ethoxylates, sodium isethionates and ethoxylated specialties. The current expansion brings the total investment over the last five years to CHF 65 million ($71.80 million). The new plant will go online in mid-2015.

“The investment is another important step in the implementation of our business strategy focusing on profitable growth. With the expansion, we can increase our market share in markets with good growth potential,” said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, Clariant.

 

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